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The Winery Dogs, ‘Desire’ – Video Premiere

The new video from the Winery Dogs is a fairly straightforward clip that keeps the focus right where it belongs — on the music.

‘Desire’ is the second video from the group’s forthcoming self-titled album. The Winery Dogs consist of three veteran rockers, featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), bassist Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen, whose previous credits include Mr. Big and a stint in Poison.

‘Desire’ depicts the trio in a straight performance of the song with a few psychedelic video effects, but mostly it’s the music that makes the clip worthwhile. The group’s unique sound marries straightforward power pop and rock with a higher level of instrumental ability for a heavy and aggressive, yet melodic and accessible vibe that ought to appeal to a wide range of rock fans.

Kotzen’s high-energy voice is a perfect match for the material, and his understated rhythm chording leaves plenty of room for a very active bass line from Sheehan before they both depart from the main theme of the track for a couple of mind-bending guitar and bass solos. The production is clean and punchy, with nice wah-wah inflections and an overall classic-yet-modern feel.

This is undoubtedly the kind of music that would be well served by in live performances, which fans can only hope is part of the agenda after the album comes out. The Winery Dogs are set to release their debut album on July 23 via Loud & Proud Records.

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